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January 4, 2018

Northeastern Seminary Hosts Dr. Amos Yong for McCown Symposium

The catalyzing effects and connections between two streams of the Christian faith—Methodism and Pentecostalism—will be the focus of the academic symposium on March 1, 2018 and hosted by Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College. This symposium features keynote speaker Amos Yong, director of the Center for Missiological Research and professor of theology and mission at Fuller Theological Seminary who will address the topic of: “Methodicostal Witness: The Mission of The Spirit,” a central theme of his upcoming book.

Yong’s scholarship has been foundational in Pentecostal theology, interacting with both traditional theological traditions and contemporary contextual theologies—dealing with such themes as the theologies of Christian-Buddhist dialogue, of disability, of hospitality, and of the mission of God. Yong has authored or edited over 30 volumes and continues to add to the 175 scholarly articles he has authored in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, edited book collections, and other venues. Dr. Yong is past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. 

Keynote lectures titled “Spreading Scriptural Holiness to the Ends of Earth: Methodicostal Mission History” and “Holiness and Power: Toward a Methodicostal Mission Theology” investigate how the charismatic work of the Spirit might yet catalyze a fresh Christian witness for the present time. These sessions will be the foundation for a panel discussion and roundtable lunch with local Methodist and Pentecostal leaders facilitated by Dr. Doug Cullum, vice president and dean of Northeastern Seminary.

To register and view the event schedule, visit Participation in the full-day symposium on Thursday, March 1, is $55.00 and $20.00 for Northeastern Seminary students/alumni. This includes breakfast and lunch.

For more information, please contact Maria Gilluly at 585.594.6420 or